Art Leaders of Color Network, Honey Pot Performance, and Links Hall
Lifelong Chicagoan, artist, and Prince fan Felicia Holman is a co-founder of both the Art Leaders of Color Network (ALCN) and Honey Pot Performance (HPP). After two years serving as the Communications Director, Felicia was recently promoted to Director of Performance Rentals at Chicago’s venerable Links Hall. She currently represents Links Hall on Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ Inclusion Committee for the 2019 “Year of Chicago Theatre” campaign.
Felicia truly relishes her dynamic artrepreneurial life and sums it up in 3 words: Creator, Connector, Conduit. She creates, presents, and supports original interdisciplinary performance which engages audiences and inspires community. Her arts practice is inherently community and communication-driven and informs her arts administration/communications work. In May 2017, she traveled to Manchester England and presented a paper on “Prince and Blackness” at the first scholars’ conference on the life and legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson. Although she has been a facilitator for over 15 years, she recently participated in Illinois Humanities’ inaugural course, Facilitation, Organizing, and Moderation (FOAM) where she refined her facilitation skills, including strategies and how to structure, plan, and prepare for group dialogue, how to be a responsive facilitator, organizer, and moderator, and how to deal with challenges as they arise. Felicia also mentors a cadre of young POC creatives and regularly applies for solo artist residencies and grants.